The Mexican-American War


Why was the Mexican American War so important in the formation of the modern United States? Could Texas have survived as an independent nation or part of Mexico? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and shows its impact on everyday lives.

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Why was the Mexican American War so important in the formation of the modern United States? Could Texas have survived as an independent nation or part of Mexico? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and shows its impact on everyday lives.

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VOYA - Katie Mitchell
The "Living Through" series details the chronology and chief players in several major wars. In World War I, Barber explains the European political powder keg of the late 1800s and the turn of the last century before telling of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The conflict's origins are convoluted and messy, but Barber is able to provide a clear explanation. The Mexican-American War lays out a fascinating narrative of manifest destiny and western expansion. While the war was immensely popular with the American population, critics considered it the only war the United States has ever declared on a sovereign country with the idea of taking over their land. Students will be interested in the parallels between the immigration issues surrounding that war and the current debates about the same subject. Each book provides a "What Have We Learned" chapter which shows how the historical information affects current world diplomacy. The books provide overviews of the conflicts in a concise and easy-to-read format. Numerous sidebars and personal narratives add more content and will appeal to students. Many of the wars in the series are not cover in standard social studies curriculums, which may limit their use in the classroom; however, they are sure to be popular with fans of military history and would provide a strong source for reports or independent study. (Living Through) Reviewer: Katie Mitchell
Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The Mexican War had an enormous impact of the fate of two nations. For the United States, this conflict resulted in a vast expansion of the geographic boundaries of the nation. The modern states of California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah all became part of the United States as the result of a war that many scholars still refer to as blatantly imperialist. For Mexico, defeat at the hands of the Americans led to a significant loss of territory, resources, and national pride. In many ways, the Mexican War charted two diverging courses for the nations that fought over their respective futures. In this volume of the parent "Living Through" series, readers are provided an overview of the causes, events, and leading personalities that shaped this 19th century conflict. In addition, the author provides pinpointed snapshots of the daily life of soldiers and civilians who participated in what was at that time seen as a controversial war. Throughout the book illustrations and maps are used to good effect to highlight the text. Issues linked to the legitimacy of the American invasion of Mexico, the dictatorial leadership of Mexican commanders, and the shifting course of military fortunes all are presented in an evenhanded manner. The result of these features is a very readable and informative introduction to a subject that is often overlooked but that fundamentally changed the course of North American history. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432960070
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Living Through... Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 788,377
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

A War of contradictions 4

Tensions Rise 6

Countdown to war 14

The war in Texas and Mexico 24

Go West! 40

The Fall of Mexico 50

What have we learned? 66

Timeline 68

Glossary 70

Notes on Sources 73

Bibliography 76

Find out more 77

Index 79

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